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  • Mixed reviews reveal critics can't quite agree on 'Aquaman

    12/11/2018 4:40:48 PM PST · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Mashable ^ | December 11, 2018
    Like its hero, it's the kind of film that surveys the strangeness in front of it, flashes a smile, and dives right in. And if it stays in the water a bit too long—well, I'd still come back for a sequel." Critics like Mashable's Angie Han concede that Aquaman isn't without its barnacles, but contend the flick is at least worth the price of admission. Others are denouncing the DC Comics' tentpole as an irrefutable, outright flop. The Jason Momoa and Amber Heard-starring adventure tackles the origin story of the Justice League's trident-wielding hero, taking viewers into the seven kingdoms...
  • Is Hollywood Dead?

    12/11/2018 9:26:23 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10 Dec 2018 | Roger Simon
    On Monday I received an email from the Motion Picture Academy informing me that if I didn't pay my dues, I wouldn't be able to vote in the Oscar nominations in a couple of weeks. I debated for a few minutes. Dues have inflated since I joined in the eighties and are now a hefty $450 per annum. Nevertheless, spendthrift that I am, I bit the proverbial bullet and went for it. Call it the inability to break a bad habit. Or an addiction to the non-stop influx of screeners that arrive at my door every December, not that I...
  • Kathie Lee Gifford is leaving 'Today'

    12/11/2018 7:21:43 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2018 | Brian Stelter
    New York (CNN Business) — Television icon Kathie Lee Gifford will bid farewell to NBC's "Today" show next April. "As we all know, Kathie Lee's plate has been overflowing lately with film, music and book projects, and after giving us eleven extraordinary years, she's decided to focus her attention full-time on those other creative endeavors," NBC News President Noah Oppenheim wrote in an internal memo Tuesday morning. Oppenheim called her a "legend" for her "enduring and endearing talents in morning television." Gifford has co-hosted the 10 a.m. hour of "Today" with Hoda Kotb since 2008. The hour is known for...
  • Following Kevin Hart's Departure: 18 Comedians Who Can Never Host The Oscars Now

    12/10/2018 11:46:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/09/2018 | Ellie Bufkin
    Following Kevin HartÂ’s departure, many names have surfaced as possible replacements, but let me save the Academy time and show why they are disqualified as not politically correct enough. By Ellie Bufkin December 10, 2018 The Academy Awards is facing quite a predicament about selecting a host for its 2019 ceremony. After tapping, then ditching, Kevin Hart due to some jokes he made about homosexuality a decade ago, they are left carefully contemplating his replacement.It wasnÂ’t long after his announcement as host that the outrage mob was demanding an apology for those old tweets. The Academy agreed, and asked Hart...
  • This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

    12/09/2018 5:43:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Liberals are now suffering under the heel of the monster they created to attack the rest of us just trying to mind our own business, and it’s a beautiful thing. But it’s also really sad and a sign that things will get much worse for all of us before they get any better. Most people don’t care about the Oscars. As the ratings have shown, fewer and fewer people each year watch them. This is due, in part, to the fact that the Oscars hold so many of us in contempt – political lectures and condescension are more common in...
  • Kevin Hart Illustrates Hollywood's 'Noble Savage' Racism

    12/08/2018 1:22:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Kira Davis
    Kevin Hart is out as the host of the 2019 Oscars just a few days after he was in. That’s how it goes, these days. The internet giveth and the internet taketh away. Hart - an accomplished, veteran comedian - was forced to step down after refusing to apologize for “homophobic” tweets from some seven years ago. The celebrity class is largely silent. Everyone knows they’re on record saying something that their own outrage mobs would find untenable. No one wants to get caught in the tempest of their own making. But Hart’s displacement isn’t just about being forced to...
  • Hollywood Seeks Revenge for Gary Hart

    11/30/2018 6:08:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Hollywood's a bit inconsistent when the topic is the press. It was a righteous guardian of the truth against the Catholic Church in "Spotlight" and against Richard Nixon in "The Post." But now, in the new movie "The Front Runner," it is painted as the villain -- when its target was Gary Hart. He was expected to be the Democratic nominee in 1988 before those photos surfaced of him on the yacht Monkey Business with Donna Rice sitting on his lap. They surfaced after he challenged reporters to tail him and see he wasn't cheating on his wife. No matter....
  • Golden Globes praised for breaking the diversity record - but critics say there aren't enough [tr]

    12/07/2018 6:45:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | Marlene Lenthang
    The Golden Globes has revealed one of its most diverse nominations lists yet, but some critics say the award show has snubbed female actors and directors. In the two Best Picture categories at this year's award show four out of the 10 nominated directors are people of color, a history-making record. However, critics have pointed out that all the directors are male. In the Best Picture-Drama category, four out of the five nominations tell the story of people of color. Three of those directors are also people of color including Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman, Barry Jenkins for If Beale Street...
  • Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Anti-Gay Comments

    12/06/2018 9:20:50 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 7, 2018 | Gregg Kilday , Seth Abramovitch
    Kevin Hart is stepping down as Oscars host just two days after the Academy announced he would take on the high-profile gig. The move came amid a mounting controversy after old tweets surfaced in which Hart expressed anti-gay sentiments and used homophobic terminology and slurs.
  • Tom Cruise is worried your TV settings are garbage

    12/06/2018 10:03:08 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/6/18 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    To cleanse the palate, a watershed moment in celebrity public service announcements. This is simultaneously the most trivial, and most useful, PSA to come out of Hollywood in decades. And it’s not annoying! Until today I couldn’t have imagined what it’d be like to watch an A-list actor speak didactically about a Matter of Concern and not come away highly irritated. “When’s he going to get to the part about climate change or impeaching Trump?” I kept thinking. Tom Cruise PSA
  • 2019 Golden Globe nominations are revealed, kicking off Hollywood award season

    12/06/2018 6:23:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    Hollywood's award season is kicking off with the reveal of the 2019 Golden Globes nominations streaming live on Thursday morning. Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater will be broadcasting live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel to reveal which films, TV series, performers, and more have been nominated for the 76th annual Golden Globes. Also on hand will be Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna, Golden Globe Ambassador Isan Elba. The announcements are being made one month before the January 6 ceremony, which will be hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.
  • 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie (barf alert)

    When A Christmas Story opened in theaters on Nov. 18, 1983, it was not one of the year’s biggest films. Thirty-five years later, that little movie looms large over the holiday season. You can buy “major award” leg lamps at any price point, tour Ralphie’s actual house that was used in the filming of the movie, watch the Broadway musical adaptation and, of course, spend 24 hours in front of the TV watching the annual Christmas Story marathon on basic cable. The film has become a Christmas tradition beloved by many — but not all. In this video, I make...
  • Behar under fire for snapping at Meghan McCain when asked not to bash Trump during Bush-1 tribute

    12/04/2018 7:00:03 AM PST · by ETL · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News that Behar’s remark during the Bush tribute was a “microcosm” of the media’s “permanent obsession” with Trump. “Joy Behar’s insistence that the Bush tribute center around Trump was a microcosm of the media’s permanent obsession with the current president, showing an embarrassing inability to cover stories or pay tribute to people like George H. W. Bush or John McCain without their cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome breaking through,” Houck said. Mediaite editor Caleb Howe agreed that there was an “obsession” that was made apparent by Behar. “Behar doesn’t even know what she...
  • TV producer Ryan Murphy announces multimillion-dollar initiative to vote out anti-LGBTQ lawmakers

    12/03/2018 8:12:07 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 83 replies
    TheHill.Com ^ | 12/03/18 03:14 PM EST | By Avery Anapol
    Television producer Ryan Murphy is announcing a multimillion-dollar initiative to help elect pro-LGBTQ candidates and vote out anti-LGBTQ incumbents. Murphy, the producer behind hit shows “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “Pose,” announced the project while accepting an award at the TrevorLive gala, according to NextNowNext. The new organization, which he said he will launch in 2020, is named “Pose Gives Back,” a nod to his latest television project, which has more transgender series regulars than any other show in history. “I’m going to create and fund, with corporate sponsorship, a multimillion-dollar organization that targets anti-LGBTQ candidates running for office,” Murphy...
  • Ken Berry, star of ‘F Troop,’ dead at 85

    12/02/2018 8:13:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Berry was also known for roles on “Mayberry RFD,” the spinoff of “The Andy Griffith Show,” and “Mama’s Family,” a spinoff of “The Carol Burnett Show.” But he first achieved fame on “F Troop,” which ran on ABC from 1965 to 1967. Berry’s character was the ill-prepared commanding officer of the fictional Fort Courage during the 1800s, and dealt with scheming subordinate officers as well as a local Indian tribe called the Hekawis. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Berry was born Nov. 3, 1933, in Moline, Ill., and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. His turn toward...
  • Spider-Women, Captain Marvel & Harley Quinn: Females Fly In The Face Of Old Hollywood Perceptions

    12/01/2018 7:48:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 1, 2018 | Geoff Boucher
    Forty years ago the big holiday hit was Superman, Hollywood’s very first superhero blockbuster. Warner Bros marketed the movie by promising the sky to moviegoers: “You’ll believe a man can fly.” Now, four decades later, that promise should be rewritten to reflect a new era of superhero blockbusters: “You better believe a woman can fly, too.” Deadline broke the news this week that Sony is ramping up a Spider-Women film that will feature three female iterations of Marvel’s wall-crawling Spider-Man and a script by Bek Smith. The project joins a growing wave of female superhero projects in the works that...
  • ...Actor Mark Ruffalo stands ‘in solidarity’ w/Marc Lamont Hill against ‘the Jewish establishment

    11/30/2018 12:09:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/30/18 | Sarah D
    And on today’s episode of “Lefty Celebs Say the Darnedest Things,” Mark Ruffalo is using his pull to gin up support for anti-Semitic professor and ex-CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill: Criticizing the actions of Israel is not anti-semitism. Since when is advocating for human rights a fireable offense? Join us in standing in solidarity with Dr. @MarcLamontHill....
  • 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' classic called bigoted, ‘seriously problematic’

    11/30/2018 8:50:04 AM PST · by ETL · 94 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    HuffPost, a liberal news site, was lampooned after saying Christmas classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was “seriously problematic” over claims that it features sexism and bullying. “Viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all,” the outlet’s video said. “And they’re sharing their observations online.” Among those observations was the suggestion that the TV classic was a story about racism and homophobia, while calling Santa Claus abusive and bigoted. “Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick,” read one comment shared by HuffPost. “Santa’s operation...
  • David Mamet on Ricky Jay, a Great Astonisher and ‘Truest Friend’

    11/29/2018 10:13:49 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | David Mamet
    Here is Hollywood, where the young, the beautiful and the inspired come to live lives of disappointment marbled with betrayal. They spin gold into flax, striving to placate the unworthy sufficiently so as, one day, to be admitted to their number. Who might be immune? Only a philosopher. Ricky Jay came to Hollywood as an acolyte in 1972. He was 26 years old, and had been practicing magic since childhood. He was a world-class card manipulator and thought to be the youngest performer ever to play “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He came to study with the masters of close-up. They...
  • Celine Dion’s clothes for kids ‘definitely satanic,’ says renowned exorcist priest

    11/29/2018 11:40:13 AM PST · by Antioch · 55 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Wed Nov 28, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    November 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – As swiftly as the advertising campaign for Celine Dion’s new “gender neutral” children’s clothing line launched, judgment –– which sees intrinsic evil being inflicted upon these innocent babes – has crashed upon the ill-advised effort. The commercial, intended to be humorous, is dark. Dion, in what appears to be an act of sorcery, blows a handful of black dust in a hospital nursery filled with babies dressed in pastel pink or blue. Suddenly, black crosses hang in the air over the children as they find themselves clothed in drab black and white onesies covered in...